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.AVI Files - No Video On New Laptop.


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Scott Wong

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Posted August 19 2007 - 02:25 AM

I did a search but didn't find anything quite this specific...

I purchased an HP DV9000 series notebook. Windows Vista. Windows Media Player 11 built-in. I have a few.avi files that I put on this notebook. I can hear the audio just fine but there isn't any video. Shouldn't video be playing right out of the box...?? Can anyone offer me any assistance as to how I can still use WMP11 and allow me to see video and hear audio on my .avi files?

Help?

#2 of 6 ONLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted August 19 2007 - 04:11 AM

I have an HP ZV5445 running WMP11 with no problems. Yours should have no trouble handling a .avi extension.

Open WMP and click Tools, Options, Devices and make sure there is a display device listed.

You could also be missing the video codec.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Scott Wong

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Posted August 19 2007 - 04:18 AM

I definitely have the ''DISPLAY" listed in the devices....

If I'm missing the video codec... any idea where I can download this codec for WMP11?? Sorry if that's a basic question... I've never had an issue with WMP before.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Scott Wong

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Posted August 19 2007 - 04:41 AM

OK. I did a search for .avi codecs for windows vista and found a codec pack to install... thanks again for the assistance.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted August 20 2007 - 08:30 AM

This program:

http://www.headbands.../v26x/index.htm

will identify the codec required to play back any AVI file.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   PhillJones

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Posted August 21 2007 - 05:00 AM

You could just download ffdshow and never give video codecs another thought.

That's my solution, it's a lot cleaner than dowloading lots of codecs or codec packs and making a quagmire of direct show filters.